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In Bengaluru, A Watchman Earns More Than A Data-Entry Executive: Report

Data compiled by a jobs portal on wages in informal sector throws up some surprises. In Bengaluru, which is often referred to as the IT capital of India, a watchman earns an average monthly salary of Rs 10,152 while a data-entry professional gets Rs 10,141, reveals data from Babajobs.com, a job portal.
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In Bengaluru a data-entry professional earns a salary of  Rs 10,141 according to Babajobs.com (representative image).
In Bengaluru a data-entry professional earns a salary of Rs 10,141 according to Babajobs.com (representative image).

Highlights

  1. In Bengaluru, a watchman earns an average monthly salary of Rs 10,152
  2. The average pay of a cook in Bengaluru is Rs 11,521 per month
  3. In Delhi, a driver earns average salary of Rs 12,353 per month
Data compiled by a jobs portal on wages in informal sector throws up some surprises.  In Bengaluru, which is often referred to as the IT capital of India, a watchman earns an average monthly salary of Rs 10,152  while a data-entry professional gets Rs 10,141, reveals data from Babajobs.com, a job portal.

Babajobs.com is a Bengaluru-based job portal that caters to job seekers especially in the informal sector and entry-level professionals with a salary of up to Rs 40,000 per month.

Vir Kashyap, co-founder & chief operating officer of Babajobs, attributes it to the demand-and-supply situation. This means that there are fewer takers for watchman jobs in Bengaluru than data-entry tasks.

In Mumbai and Delhi, a driver also earns more than a data-entry executive, according to data from Babajobs. In Mumbai, the average salary of a driver is Rs 13,289 per month while a data-entry professional earns Rs 12,736. In Delhi, a driver earns average salary of Rs 12,353 as compared to Rs 10,474 for a data-entry professional.

In Bengaluru, a driver gets an average salary of Rs 12,879.

Cooks earn more in Bengaluru as compared to Mumbai and Delhi.

The average pay of a cook in Bengaluru is Rs 11,521 against 11,031 in Delhi and Rs 10,957 in Mumbai.

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